Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Onslaught24, Nov 26, 2016.
They got the size perfect! That's a great video. I don't know what he's saying, but he does a great job demonstrating everything.
I kinda want to see an Asian reviewer do a video in the style of EmGo, but in their native language. I think that'd be funny.
I also think it's a load of bunk that Shockwave's laser hand doesn't fold away in his alt mode. At least those attachments for the hands look like they're just on a 5mm peg, so the hands will be easy to replace with smaller ones to match DX9's.
Ideally, I would prefer it if they went with a somewhat darker purple -- although I realize Shockwave might be a lighter, anime purple in the comics -- but that's far from being a big deal to me. In fact, I find the lighter purple much more appealing on this guy than on the Masterpiece version (perhaps because of the increased amount of surface detail). In any case, I cannot wait to have this guy!
DX9 just needs to hurry up and release Soundwizard so I can have all my main G1 baddies!
Nice. Really liking how this guy turned out; the transformation looks really clever, although the legs seem like they might be a bitch if the joints are too tight. A little worried about the longterm survivabillity of the hose; I really hope they found a good material for that part.
If I have one big complaint about Iron Factory's designs, it's that they seem a little too eager to resort to partsforming. There has to have been a way that they could get the laser hand to tuck away properly without having to be removed.
I'm surprised he looks like he doesn't hold together very solidly in gun mode and the robot hands don't hide very well.
The open forearms are a first (at least in recent memory) for IF, and a little disappointing, but the overall figure is great. I would not be surprised to see repaints of this down the line (dark purple, clear, etc).
That was great that he had Shockwave's other legend releases to compare Bridgewatcher to. I think I might like the Hastak raygun mode just a bit more, but there is no competition in the amount of articulation that IF was able to pack into Bridgewatcher. And it's nice he's a bit taller so he'll scale with the various 3p Legend Dinobots, Megatrons and Primes better. So he's a little like the Datsuns and Slag where you have to lift a part on the back to get waist rotation; not too bad. The only thing that worries me is that leg transformation looks like Blizzard/Blitzwing's pain-in-ass transformation.
They might release a darker purple version
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True, but do I have the patience to wait?
I don't mind at all, I prefer bot mode anyway, many of my IF figures have never been transformed.
According to that Chinese reviewer, there is a minor lack of precision and finish to the legs compared to their other recent releases..
I'm eager to have some fun and see how he looks with other attachments on his arms besides what comes with him.
I'm thinking CW Rook's claw weapon, CW HFGs, and I have some 3DPrinted drills and harpoons (for a custom Impactor) to try out.
Good to know. Anything specific to look for?
Just don't put any hands from DX9 on him or else you might "disgust" Grievlocke!
XD keep those tiny baby hands away =P I like my beefy 5mm hands on my beefy bots!
Specifically it's the way the legs collapse in and how they peg together. It's not a very smooth process.
Ah, so more the transformation and stability in alt mode, rather than an issue with the botmode legs?
Yeah. He takes the panel off the leg to demonstrate how the collapsing hinge system is supposed to work. I don't speak Chinese but it feels like he's commenting on the design appearing unintuitive without eyes on what is happening.
Good on him, as I can see how it might be a frustrating part of the design.
Napalm is right, the reviewer took the panel off to show how the joint works.
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